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The Queer, Disabled, and Women of Color Suffragettes History Forgot

Campaigners from marginalized communities played a critical role in getting women in the UK the right to vote—but their contributions have been erased. We spoke to several historians trying to change that.
Ella Braidwood
2.5.18
abortion
abortion

The Anti-Abortion Movement Has Made a Deal with the Devil (Trump)

Trump is everything the "pro-life" movement should stand against, but he's carrying out their agenda so enthusiastically that they can't be bothered to condemn him.
Robin Marty
1.30.18
Power to the Polls
Power to the Polls

The Woman Running for Office to Fight Sexual Harassment Head-On

Michigan Attorney General candidate Dana Nessel garnered national attention when she promised not to inappropriately expose herself in a campaign ad.
Leila Ettachfini
1.19.18
Power to the Polls
Power to the Polls

The Candidate Who Decided to Run After Trump Bragged About Sexual Assault

Mallory McMorrow says she remembers thinking: "How do you tell your daughters that this is not only acceptable behavior but that it’s laudable?"
Linda Yang
1.19.18
Power to the Polls
Power to the Polls

The Candidate Who Plans to Be the First Native American Woman in Congress

“I just felt like my voice—considering the fact that we've never had a Native American woman in Congress—might be a voice at the table that Congress has never heard," says Deb Haaland.
Leila Ettachfini
1.19.18
Power to the Polls
Power to the Polls

The Woman Who Could Become America's First-Ever Indigenous Governor

"If you look at the faces in Congress now, there’s a clear imbalance that doesn't reflect the population of the United States," says Paulette Jordan.
Linda Yang
1.19.18
Power to the Polls
Power to the Polls

The Woman Running to Be the First Black Female Governor in the United States

"We have to change the face of leadership," says Stacey Abrams. "People need to see themselves reflected in those who lead them.
Linda Yang
1.19.18
Power to the Polls
Power to the Polls

The LGBT Candidate Running Against a Man Who Denounced Gay Marriage

"We all want the same thing. We all want our families to have the opportunities to have what they might consider their American Dream," says Joan Greene.
Linda Yang
1.19.18
Power to the Polls
Power to the Polls

The Former Obama Staffer Fighting to Be the First Muslim Woman in Congress

Fayrouz Saad, the daughter of Lebanese immigrants, sees herself as the "product of the American Dream." If elected, she wants to keep that dream alive for others.
Leila Ettachfini
1.19.18
Power to the Polls
Power to the Polls

The Engineer Running for Congress to 'Bring Humanity Back to Our Government'

“I never wanted to do this, but it needs to be done, and people need to be doing whatever they can," says Chrissy Houlahan.
Kimberly Lawson
1.19.18
Power to the Polls
Power to the Polls

Last Year We Marched. This Year We Vote

This weekend, the Women's March launches their "Power to the Polls" initiative, kicking off a national voter registration and mobilization tour that targets swing states and aims to put more progressive politicians in office.
Leila Ettachfini
1.19.18
healthcare
healthcare

Doctors Who Oppose Abortion and LGBT Rights Get New Government Protections

This morning, the Trump administration announced a new "civil rights" division tasked with protecting doctors who have religious objections to helping certain patients.
Kimberley Lawson
1.18.18